Brooklyn takes on New Orleans on 3-game skid

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Monday, January 1, 2024

Brooklyn Nets (15-18, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (19-14, seventh in the Western Conference)

New Orleans; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn aims to end its three-game skid with a victory over New Orleans.

The Pelicans are 11-7 on their home court. New Orleans is eighth in the league with 52.8 points in the paint led by Zion Williamson averaging 17.5.

The Nets are 6-10 on the road. Brooklyn is 7-9 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Pelicans are shooting 48.3% from the field this season, 1.6 percentage points higher than the 46.7% the Nets allow to opponents. The Nets average 13.8 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.6 more makes per game than the Pelicans give up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.8 points and 5.4 assists for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum is averaging 20.2 points and 4.5 assists over the past 10 games for New Orleans.

Mikal Bridges is averaging 21.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Nets. Cameron Thomas is averaging 20.9 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 7-3, averaging 121.7 points, 44.6 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points per game.

Nets: 2-8, averaging 112.6 points, 45.3 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 6.2 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.1 points.

INJURIES: Pelicans: Trey Murphy III: out (knee), Matt Ryan: out (calf).

Nets: Lonnie Walker IV: out (hamstring), Ben Simmons: out (back).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.